Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: clutch is not getting enough separation

asked by on

When I press the pedal on my clutch, it doesn't not separate fully, it is close and I can shift gears while already moving but once stopped I have to put the truck in gear while turned off and start the truck either in first or reverse. When I put it in first while stopped and take my foot off the brake, it slowly creeps forward. I've already gone under neath the truck and adjusted the clutch as far as it will go and it still is not getting the right amount of separation. Will I have to take out the entire transmission to fix it?

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. What you are describing sounds as if the clutch slave cylinder is faulty, or you’ve got a different internal clutch system component that is not engaging as it should. Either way, you should remove the transmission to have clear access to the clutch and determine what’s causing the problem. It might be better however, to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a clutch is not working correctly inspection first, before you begin to search for faulty components.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car dies and i don't know why

Hi There, Assuming you are referring to the battery dying if not started within 24 hours, this suggests you may have some faults in your charging system which may be related to your alternator or voltage regulator. As you may...

Q: 1977 Mercedes-Benz 240D cranking, but not starting

Hi there. Either one or multiple glow plugs maybe malfunctioning. Also there maybe a fuel delivery probably as well. If there is not enough fuel ores in your system, then your vehicle will not start. This diagnoses needs to be...

Q: I have water and fuel in my oil

This is due to a possible blown head gasket near the number 6 cylinder on the engine. You have aluminum heads and may have a crack in the head. I would recommend having the system checked by a certified technician...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...